2019 YP Workshop


Dates & Location
18-19 September 2019

Am Markt 3, 21337 Lüneburg

We can recommend participants to 
book a room at B&B Hotels Lüneburg.
However, other accommodation
options (airbnb, etc.) are possible.
Please contact us if you have questions.

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5th Young Professionals Workshop



We are pleased to invite you to participate in the 5th edition of German Section Society of Petroleum Engineers Young Professional Workshop - #YPWS2019, the premier venue for knowledge-sharing, explore on-going research, future developments, frame problems, sharing solutions and applications of technology.

Young Professionals (incl. PhD Students) can register now for the #YPWS2019 (registration deadline: 31 Aug 2019) via e-mail:


1) Operational Excellence, Project Management and Energy Transition
2) Production Technology and Enhanced Oil/Gas Recovery
3) Quality Assurance, Environment and Digital Transformation



>  The abstracts and presentation slides should be sent to:
>  Submissions should be accompanied by a short bio.
>  Authors will receive a notification of acceptance of their abstracts (done)..
>  Please send us your slides until 9 Sept 2019
>  We also encourage young professionals from non-technical disciplines and PhD students to submit abstracts (submission deadline expired).


>  Present your technical knowledge and exchange knowledge and experience
>  Build a strong professional network and share career advise with peers
>  Raise your company or university's technical profile 
>  Benefit from 25% discount on registration fees

For any enquiries regarding the workshop, please send an email to:

We are looking  forward to seeing you at GSSPE YP Workshop 2019!

GSSPE Young Professional Committee

Fees & Registration

250 € - SPE/DGMK members
280 € - Non-members    
via e-mail to: yp-gsspe@web.de

Who should attend the YP Workshop?

Young Professionals (incl. PhD Students) from
technical and non technical
disciplines involved in the energy
business with less than 6 years
of working experience and of
age below 36.

Attendees from similar industries
and disciplines are likewise welcome!

Preliminary Agenda

Wednesday 18 September:

09:00 - 10:00  Registration
10:00 - 12:00  Welcome & Icebreaker
12:00 - 13:00  Lunch 
13:00 - 14:30  Session I
14:30 - 15:00  Coffee Break
15:00 - 17:00  Session II
18:00 - 19:00  Key Note Speech        
19:30              Dinner Reception

Thursday 19 September:
08:30 - 10:00  Session III
10:00 - 10:30  Coffee Break
10:30 - 12:00  Group Session
12:00 - 13:00  Lunch 
13:00 - 14:00  Closing
14:00 - 16:00  Excursion

GSSPE YP Workshop: Speakers

Dr.-Ing. Holger Kinzel, Founder and Managing Director, Planxty engineering & consulting Services GmbH

Dr.-Ing. Holger Kinzel has over 35 years of experience in the oil and gas sector. He is founder and managing director of planxty engineering & consulting Services GmbH, a small German engineering and consulting company based in Peine near Hannover. Before starting his own company in 2014 Holger worked for Weatherford in various domestic and international technical and senior management positions between 1989 and 2014. Earlier in his career, Holger worked for Preussag AG as Project Manager Research and Development, Directional Drilling and Drilling Engineering (1985-1989) and as Technical Manager in Egypt (1983-1985). 

Holger holds a Diplom-Ingenieur degree (≈ MSc) in Drilling and Petroleum Engineering from the Technical University Clausthal (1983), a Master’s degree in Mediation from the University Hagen (2016) and an engineering doctorate from the Technical University Bergakademie Freiberg (2017). He is a lifetime member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers and has served on program committees and as session chairman of international conferences. Holger published over 50 technical papers.

 Holger is married and has two wonderful grownup daughters. Holger can chose between a variety of hobbies to relax between project and after work: he holds an amateur radio license, is an experienced skipper and he plays the fiddle in a folk-music band.

Optional Framework - Excursion

Museum and city tour - German Salt Museum Lüneburg
"Salzige Stadtführung"

Registration via email. Guests are welcome to join.